'The National 2019: New Australia Art’, is a celebration of contemporary Australian art, a 'survey exhibition. 70 artists have been commissioned to make new works responding to the theme of the 'times in which they live'. This large group exhibition spans three major galleries; Art Gallery of New South Wales, Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.
This theme nicely invites a plurality of the now, and it's great that these works are commissioned, it not only means pay for artists, but it allows them to actually respond to now, now.
There are a number of sound focused works in the show and I've written up in a review of them on Hannah Kemp Welch's Sound Art Text
Images: Fort Thunder by Lucas Abela, Heala by Hannah Brontë, OH YEAH TONIGHT by Melanie Jame Wolf.
I had the pleasure of catching the first Bangkok Art Biennale last week, and so have written a mini guide to the sound art, or sound focused works exhibited. Have a read on sound-art-text, the excellent website by my collaborator Hannah Kemp Welch: https://sound-art-text.com/post/182480760623/sound-art-guide-to-bangkok-art-biennale-bab-2018
image of Joscha Steffens' installation Dream hack
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